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Fuel-efficient and road-ready: Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor (yard truck) for streamlined trailer spotting

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor is the latest generation machine from the creator of the terminal tractor in 1958. Designed to bring order, control, and efficiency to your trailer handling, it combines superb power, functionality, and performance with excellent ergonomics and easily accessible maintenance points. It features faster fifth-wheel lifting and lowering - to speed up your trailer handling, which is critical in today’s fast-paced work environments. 

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor is suitable for warehousing and distribution centres, light industrial, container, and intermodal handling.

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Delivering on what matters.

We’ve gone back to the drawing board and consulted with the real terminal tractor experts, and our customers, to create a machine that delivers where it really matters – on your bottom line.

From the ground up, every aspect of the Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor is designed to make the high-pressure task of spotting trailers in your terminal smoother, safer, and more efficient. Its modular chassis is built to cope with the heavy demands of your operational needs, yet is lightweight enough to reduce fuel consumption and increase maneuverability.

Fifth-wheel lifting is faster and more powerful than ever, thanks to quick-lift cylinders, spherical top, and bottom bearings, and improved lift support. And when it comes to the cabin, we really took things beyond the ordinary, with easier and safer entry and exit points, superb visibility and protection, and unparalleled comfort and user-friendliness.

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor, in the 4x2 configuration, is DOT/EPA certified as road-ready. It's perfect for distribution operations in dispersed warehouses, distribution centres, and terminals where short distance highway travel is required.

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Redesigned for you

Safe, easy access and operation:

  • Tall, wide-opening door for easy entry and exit
  • Step and grab-handle systems for safer mounting and dismounting
  • Large windscreen and side-mounted mirror post for superb visibility
  • High-strength steel cab with roll-over protection system included as standard


Quicker, easier monitoring and maintenance:

  • Front-panel cab systems access for easier service and repair
  • Electric cab tilt for faster access to maintenance points
  • Ground-level access for routine checks and tasks, including oil and transmission fluid monitoring


Unrivaled ergonomics and user-friendliness:

  • Large steering wheel for better control
  • Simple gauge cluster and user-friendly rocker switches for easy monitoring and operation
  • Spacious dashboard with room for yard-management system devices
  • Suspended control pedals for smoother, more responsive control


Up to 90% less CO2 emission with HVO100 fuel

Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractors fitted with a Cummins engine are certified to use HVO100 fuel – with all new terminal tractors being able to use HVO100 straight away. If you own an older certified machine, you just need to discuss with your local Kalmar support team if your equipment needs a minor upgrade or if it is ready to start using HVO100 straight away.

Start cutting your CO2 emissions by up to 90% as soon as you start using HVO100 fuel. To find out more about HVO100 click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a terminal tractor, yard truck, and shunt truck?

At Kalmar, we use the term "terminal tractor" as a universal reference for shunt trucks, yard trucks, yard spotters, and shunters. This acknowledges the diverse terminology used in different countries, influenced by localized preferences. Despite the variations in names worldwide, they all refer to the same equipment, which remains consistent in functionality and purpose.

Can the Kalmar Ottawa T2 yard truck be driven on the road?

Yes, we offer the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor (yard truck) in the 4x2 format, which can be configured as road-ready and is DOT/EPA certified. This makes it the perfect choice for operations that require load transportation between sites via open roads. It is important to note that this model is distinct from our standard T2 4x2 terminal tractor.

What safety features come as standard on the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor?

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor (yard truck) comes fitted with many safety features as standard, with each having 3-point access, non-slip climbing surfaces, rear access platform and door, taller wider windows for improved visibility and an ergonomically designed cabin to make sure your drivers are in control at all times.

Is there a choice of engines for the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor?

The Kalmar Ottawa T2 yard truck or shunt truck comes fitted with a Stage V Cummins engine as standard. Stage III and Stage IV engines are available in some markets, please check with your local Kalmar sales support team.

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